negatively Definition

  • 1in a way that shows or expresses the opposite of approval or agreement
  • 2in a way that has a harmful or bad effect

Using negatively: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "negatively" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The proposal was negatively received by the board members.

  • Example

    The company's profits were impacted negatively by the pandemic.

  • Example

    She reacted negatively to the news of her demotion.

negatively Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for negatively

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Summary: negatively in Brief

'Negatively' [ˈneɡətɪvli] means in a way that shows disapproval or has a harmful effect. It is often used to describe reactions to proposals or news, as in 'She reacted negatively to the news of her demotion.' 'Negatively' can be replaced with synonyms like 'adversely' and 'unfavorably,' and it has no idiomatic or phrasal usage.

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